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Alfred Williams LANE

Regimental number203
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Address26 Holden Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinGeorgina H. Lane, Second Street, Wentworthville, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant (Wheeler)
Unit nameDivisional Train, No 1 Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'(Near Hooge 16-20 September 1917) Great personal courage and example; also valuable services while in charge of Pack Transport.'
Recommendation date: 21 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Alfred William Lane on NR
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of pack transport. By his personal example and courage he kept the forward dump supplied with ammunition and water. The country over which he had to work was most difficult, and continually swept by shell and machine gun fire, but he showed great initiative and determination, and never once failed the troops in the front line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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